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Offline tomterp

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #175: January 26, 2013, 08:50:44 PM »


For the all the bashing he gets, Bob Carpenter is actually a great guy.  I got to meet him again, and someone asked about the whole MASN thing and he started bashing the joint broadcasts for the Nats-O's games and said the novelty was long gone.  I like how he makes himself accessible and interacts with fans at events like there.

Bob's a good guy, and exceptionally knowledgeable about baseball, and possesses a good intellect.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #176: January 26, 2013, 09:10:39 PM »

Matt and I had a really good time - he got his picture taken with Denard too



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« Reply #177: January 26, 2013, 09:14:42 PM »
At friend of mine made a great point that they shouldn't have so much time between players for the pictures.   Too much time standing and waiting for the next group.   The line would have moved faster.   The MASN area had its own picture line where I had my picture taken with Drew and then Span.

We got there around 1 and stood in a holding area for about 25 minutes before they even let us into the 2nd floor.  Next year they need to double the area reserved for the venue, it was way way too small this year.  The line for a caricature was 45-min to an hour, the lines for the batting cages were at least an hour as was the line for photos with the players.  The only thing that didn't have a line were the base stealing lanes.    The Q&A room was jammed as well.  Had we not gotten into the 2 PM Q&A the event would have been largely a waste of time as we had to leave by 3.

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« Reply #178: January 26, 2013, 09:23:38 PM »
We got there around 1 and stood in a holding area for about 25 minutes before they even let us into the 2nd floor.  Next year they need to double the area reserved for the venue, it was way way too small this year.  The line for a caricature was 45-min to an hour, the lines for the batting cages were at least an hour as was the line for photos with the players.  The only thing that didn't have a line were the base stealing lanes.    The Q&A room was jammed as well.  Had we not gotten into the 2 PM Q&A the event would have been largely a waste of time as we had to leave by 3.

Definitely a fire hazard in there today, disgusting considering that they knew the size of the rooms they had reserved and they kept on selling tickets.  My kids complained on the way home that they kids zone was missing the moon bounce and carnival games.  They moved to the Convention Center to have more space and didn't have enough room to have all the same stuff they had before.

Despite the long waits and having to fight through the crowds we managed to have a real good time.  Haren in particular was a real cool guy.  I was concerned about signing him based on his back issues, but personality wise he sure will fit in well here.  Funniest thing was seeing him standing next to Gio, he's about two heads taller.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #179: January 26, 2013, 09:23:55 PM »
It seems that other fans just take his arrogance/aggressiveness as a negative trait and proof of his "douchebaggery"... I say those people need to be reeducated and I think Harper will be happy to do so next season and (I hope) he tears through the season.

If Harper was on any other team, most everyone here would hate him and call him douchebag as well.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #180: January 26, 2013, 09:42:56 PM »
We got there around 1 and stood in a holding area for about 25 minutes before they even let us into the 2nd floor.  Next year they need to double the area reserved for the venue, it was way way too small this year.  The line for a caricature was 45-min to an hour, the lines for the batting cages were at least an hour as was the line for photos with the players.  The only thing that didn't have a line were the base stealing lanes.    The Q&A room was jammed as well.  Had we not gotten into the 2 PM Q&A the event would have been largely a waste of time as we had to leave by 3.

The Twins do a whole weekend FanFest at the MetroDome.  And they only charge $9.00.  :stir:

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« Reply #181: January 26, 2013, 09:47:02 PM »
If Harper was on any other team, most everyone here would hate him and call him douchebag as well.

that's a clown post bro.

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« Reply #182: January 26, 2013, 09:51:04 PM »
The Twins do a whole weekend FanFest at the MetroDome.  And they only charge $9.00.  :stir:

A dome is obviously easier on the fans because it's indoors and I'd guess that they keep the plumbing turned on year round.  Of course the MetroDome was also one of the lamest ballparks in MLB, hardly more character than the Convention Center.

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« Reply #183: January 26, 2013, 10:00:26 PM »
A dome is obviously easier on the fans because it's indoors and I'd guess that they keep the plumbing turned on year round.  Of course the MetroDome was also one of the lamest ballparks in MLB, hardly more character than the Convention Center.
  True, but it's probably a much larger indoor venue than we have access to around here.  But the Convention Center does have larger halls (like where they do the auto show). 

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« Reply #184: January 26, 2013, 10:05:50 PM »
  True, but it's probably a much larger indoor venue than we have access to around here.  But the Convention Center does have larger halls (like where they do the auto show). 

Oh yeah, the team could have rented another hall, that was disgraceful and just not right to jam that many people into that small of a space.

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« Reply #185: January 26, 2013, 10:09:12 PM »

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #186: January 26, 2013, 10:31:47 PM »
I can't tell if Anthony Rendon is funny and amusing or a total douche.

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« Reply #187: January 27, 2013, 02:03:09 AM »
And good fun at a tailgate!  Too bad he is a fifth columnist for the redbirds.

Bob's a good guy, and exceptionally knowledgeable about baseball, and possesses a good intellect.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #188: January 27, 2013, 02:06:16 AM »
And yet everyone will be off in their insulated ice shacks watching old Vikings games while trying to hook a gar for the fish fry.


The Twins do a whole weekend FanFest at the MetroDome.  And they only charge $9.00.  :stir:

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #189: January 27, 2013, 06:52:00 AM »
And yet everyone will be off in their insulated ice shacks watching old Vikings games while trying to hook a gar for the fish fry.


Sounds kind of fun.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #190: January 27, 2013, 09:46:32 AM »
I can't tell if Anthony Rendon is funny and amusing or a total douche.

Probably a bit of both.

What happened?

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #191: January 27, 2013, 09:48:39 AM »
And good fun at a tailgate!  Too bad he is a fifth columnist for the redbirds.


Is there no groan smiley for bad puns?  Ha.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #192: January 27, 2013, 09:51:37 AM »

Is there no groan smiley for bad puns?  Ha.


rim shot !   :rimshot:

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #193: January 27, 2013, 10:32:23 AM »
forgot one other highlight from the non-baseball Q&A - Tyler Moore's favorite restaurant is potbelly sandwich works.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #194: January 27, 2013, 03:00:28 PM »
forgot one other highlight from the non-baseball Q&A - Tyler Moore's favorite restaurant is potbelly sandwich works.

They do have great sandwiches.  The bread it outstanding.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #195: January 28, 2013, 11:34:31 AM »
nice picture of the crowd:


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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #196: January 28, 2013, 11:52:37 AM »
nice picture of the crowd:

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Just like buying a beer on opening day

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #197: January 28, 2013, 12:07:47 PM »
I was about to say that looks like the line for Shake Shack.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #198: January 28, 2013, 12:31:23 PM »
anyone know what players signed autographs? I know the players signing were split into pairs.

We got autographs from Jordan Zimmermann and Tyler Moore. That was for 12:30 Session B.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #199: January 28, 2013, 12:32:35 PM »
Just like buying a beer on opening day

I was about to say that looks like the line for Shake Shack.

 :lmao:

I'm old.   I was thinking "hitting the can".